Year 2019 / Volume 26 / Number 2

Editorial

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 95-96 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1081/2019

Eduardo Quiroga Cantero1, Lucas Moreno Retortillo2, Ricardo Martino Alba3
1Oncologia Pediátrica. Hospital Infantil Virgen del Rocio, sevilla. 2Oncohematología Pediátrica. Hospital Niño Jesús , Madrid. 3Cuidados Paliativos Pediátricos. Hospital Niño Jesús , Madrid

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 97-103 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1043/2019

Sagrario Pérez de la Cruz1
1Departamento de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Medicin. Universidad de Almería, Almería

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Aim: To know the interest shown by Heath Sciences students in relation to working with terminal and nonterminal patients, and to working in certains units with these patients.
Method: A descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study with three groups: Medicine, Nursing, and Physiotherapy students. Inclusion criteria for students in this sample included: age over 18 years, third...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 104-112 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1046/2019

María Elena Sánchez Gutiérrez1, Álvaro Sanz Rubiales2, Rosa María Simó Martínez3, Luis Alberto Flores Pérez4
1Escuela de Doctorado. Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid. 2Oncología Médica. Hospital Universitario Río Hortega, Valladolid. 3Comité de Ética. Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo. 4Servicio de Formación. Gerencia Regional de Salud / Centro Sociosanitario Palencia, Valladolid

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Objectives: Palliative care (PC) has been taken on by the Spanish Autonomous Communities (ACs) as part of the central government’s transfer of healthcare competencies to regional institutions. We describe the main characteristics of the PC strategies reported by ACs to this day.
Method: A review of all PC plans, programs and strategies reported from 2002 through 2018 by the Spanish...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 113-119 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1045/2019

Paula Hidalgo-Andrade1, Silvia Martínez-Rodríguez2
1Universidad de Deusto. Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao. 2Facultad de Psicología y Educación. Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao

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Objective: This study explored the reality of formal caregivers for people in palliative care and with chronic or degenerative diseases by analyzing the barriers and resources they face.
Method: Between October and December 2016, 84 formal caregivers from three private institutions of various levels of care in Quito (Ecuador) participated in semi-structured interviews that were...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 120-126 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1048/2019

María Jesús Boya Cristiá1, José Miguel Navarro Jiménez1, Yolanda Honrado López1, Alfredo Domínguez Cruz1, Ana de la Hera Liebana1, Alberto Alonso Babarro2
1Equipo de Soporte Paliativo Hospitalario. Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Getafe. 2Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid

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Objective: Our goal was to determine the degree of knowledge advanced cancer patients have about their condition while being cared for by a Hospital Palliative Care Team (HPCT) in a tertiary referral hospital, and the factors associated therewith.
Methods: A prospective observational study was carried out in a cohort of patients cared for by an HPCT. All of them complied with the...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 127-135 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1049/2019

Cristina Lope Mateo1, José Luis Díaz Agea2
1Equipo de Cuidados Paliativos Domiciliarios . Área IX (Murcia), Murcia. 2Facultad de Enfermería. Universidad Católica de Murcia, Murcia

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Introduction: The pact of silence, despite being a relatively frequent situation, has been hardly explored from the point of view of the subjects involved.
Objective: To analyze and understand the characteristics of the phenomenon through the perspectives of all those involved (patient, family, and professionals).
Method: A study with qualitative methodology carried out in Area...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 136-142 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1050/2019

Marcela Erazo Muñoz1, Gabriela Sarmiento Brecher2, Claudia Colmenares Mejía3
1Unidad para el Alivio del Dolor y Cuidados Paliat. Clínica Reina Sofía, Bogotá. 2Coordinadora Programa Dolor y Cuidados Paliativos. Clínica Colsanitas, Bogotá. 3Unidad de investigaciones. Fundación Universitaria Sanitas, Bogotá

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Objective: To describe the experience of an oncological support and palliative care program during 4 years of observation in a health service provider institution.
Methods: An observational, cross-sectional study. Patients with a confirmed cancer diagnosis who entered the Oncological Support and Palliative Care Program between 2012 and 2016 were included. Demographics, clinical...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 143-149 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1061/2019

Javier Alaba1, Enrique Arriola2, Iván Antón1, Álvaro García-Soler1, Cristina Buiza1, Carmen Hernández1
1Fundación Matia, . 2Unidad de Memoria y Alzheimer. Fundación Matia,

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Objective: To develop a specific care plan for institutionalized patients with advanced dementia based on symptom control and including joint decision making with the primary caregiver as well as psychological and spiritual support.
Method: A descriptive 1-period study at Centro Txara 1, from July 1 2014 to December 31 2016, which identified residents with advanced dementia and...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 150-155 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1057/2019

Ana Espejo González1, María Elena Baeza Monedero2, Jana Albéniz López3, Antonio Sacristán Rodea4, Gloria Galdón Planas4, Sergio Collazo Carrera4, Manuel González Torrejón4
1Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria. SERMAS, Madrid. 2Servicio de Geriatría. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. 3Servicio de Geriatría. Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, . 4Equipo de Soporte Domiciliario del Área Este. SERMAS, Madrid

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Objectives: To assess the reasons for urgent consultations in patients followed by a home care support team (ESAD in Spanish), and to describe patient profile, emergency consultation timing, interventions performed and their outcome, and place of demise.
Methods: A descriptive, observational, prospective, single-center study. Of all patients in the ESAD program from February to...

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Reviews

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 156-162 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1044/2019

Paula Andrea Duque1, Sergio Alejandro Tovar Ortiz1, Daniel Alexander luna Reinosa1, Jorge Eliecer Rodríguez Marín1
1-. Universidad Católica de Manizales, Caldas

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Objective: To perform a qualitative systematic review of the health care provided by nursing professionals at the end of a patient’s life during the second semester of 2017.
Method: A qualitative systematic review was performed, using Scielo, Proquest, and PubMed as data sources, within the time period 2008-2017. The keywords used for this search were: the right to die, palliative...

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 163-173 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1077/2019

María Alonso Cruz1, Isabel Antón Solanas2
1-. Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza. 2Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Jorge, Villanueva de Gállego

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Background and aim: Worldwide, childhood cancer is one of the leading causes of death during childhood. Although many childhood malignancies can be cured, a high percentage of these children will end up dying of cancer. Most children who die from cancer undergo a previous end-of-life stage, which will require pediatric palliative care (PPC). Globally, there is great heterogeneity...

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Clinical Notes

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 174-178 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1059/2019

Borja Mugabure Bujedo1
1Departamento de Anestesiología, Atención Clínica y. Hospital Universitario de Donostia, San Sebastián

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In this descriptive, one-year follow-up study of three patients on opioids for pain related to multiple myeloma, breast cancer and lung cancer, who had opioid-induced constipation, we found that oral naloxegol dosed at 12.5-25 mg is highly effective with a good tolerability profile. Most relevant results included higher effectiveness as compared to previous options such as exercise,...

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Letters to director

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 179-181 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1037/2019

Susana Villa García Ugarte1, Cristina Morán2, María José García Ramos3, Cristina De Miguel4
1Servicio de Atención Primaria SACYL , Segovia. 2Equipo de Soporte de Atención Paliativa Domiciliar. Equipo de Soporte de Atención Paliativa Domiciliaria Madrid, Madrid. 3Casa de Socorro del Ayuntamiento Alcalá de Henares, Alcalá de Henares. 4Equipo de Soporte de Atención Paliativa Domiciliaria Espronceda, Madrid

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 181-183 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1038/2019

Mª Teresa Sáez Vaquero1, Teresa Fluxá Egea1
1Complejo Hospitalario Infanta Leonor-Hospital Virgen de la Torre, Madrid

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Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 184-185 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1039/2019

Rocío Martínez Gutiérrez1, Belén Álvarez Álvarez2, Gerardo García González2, José Cueto-Felgueroso Elizalde2
1Medicina Interna. Hospital Universitario San Agustín, Avilés. 2Hospitalización a Domicilio. Hospital Universitario de Cabueñes, Gijón

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Bibliography review

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(2): 186-186

Diana Forero Vega1, María Nabal Vicuña1
1Equipo de Soporte de Cuidados Paliativos. Hospital Universitario Santa María. Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida, Lleida

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